Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Jul 2018
The "Bill George" is a 20-bed long-term care (LTC) home located in Sioux Lookout, which is one of the most northern LTC home in Ontario. Many residents are of indigenous background and are non-English speaking. The home's goal is to respect and recognize cultural and language diversity through the integration of traditional and modern medical practices. In 2016, the Bill George began a three-year partnership with RNAO as a LTC Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (LTC-BPSO®) pre-designate and committed to implement five best practice guidelines (BPG) across the entire home focusing on falls, continence, oral health, pressure injuries and pain.
Jul 2018
In Canada, approximately half of the population is living with at least one chronic condition and more than one in four is diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions.1 The costs associated with lost productivity and health care expenditures is more than CAD $90 billion. Due to inflation that cost has risen to over $97.8 billion (in 2018). Self-management supports and strategies are vital to the health and well-being for persons living with chronic condition(s).
Jul 2018
The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing people with the presence, or risk of, any type of pain.
Jul 2018
The annual direct health-care costs are estimated to be CAD $2 billion due to falls, with older adults accounting for nearly half of these costs. In 2012, the average cost for a serious injurious fall was estimated to be CAD $31,000  when compared to a patient with no falls treated for similar diagnosis. This reflected direct and indirect in-patient costs of 34 days in the hospital with nursing care and excluded physician billing.
Jul 2018
As a known risk factor for cancer, stroke,  heart and lung diseases in Canada, the health and economic costs associated with tobacco use are estimated to be $17 billion annually, including $4.4 billion in direct health-care costs1. In 2015, approximately 3.9 million Canadians, fifteen years of age and older were smokers, and the majority were considering quitting and have made quit attempts2. In Ontario alone, about 13,000 people die annually from diseases caused by smoking.